'Hairspay' duo reteams as Herlihy pens tuner
NEW YORK — New Line’s 1998 romantic comedy “The Wedding Singer” is headed to Broadway for the 2005-6 season.
Margo Lion will produce the musical version of the film.
Lion last collaborated with New Line on the Tony-winning musical adaptation of John Waters’ “Hairspray.”
Tim Herlihy, who wrote the “Wedding Singer” screenplay, will adapt screenplay to the stage with Chad Beguelin.
Beguelin will also provide tuner’s lyrics; the music will be composed by Matt Sklar.
Beguelin and Skar wrote the book for the once Broadway-bound “The Rhythm Club,” which was recently canceled from the Manhattan Theater Club’s Biltmore Theater slate.
The two are collaborating on a stage version of the John Travolta starrer “Get Shorty.”
“The Wedding Singer” stars Adam Sandler as a small-town entertainer and Drew Barrymore as a waitress and his love interest.